MOMMY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Xavier Dolan Stars: Anne Dorval, Antoine Olivier Pilon, Suzanne Clement. At just 25, Xavier Dolan is a precocious talent, an auteur who has made a number of movies exploring troubled adolescents and dysfunctional relationships between mothers and sons (I Killed My Mother, Laurence Anyways, etc). His latest film, the award winning Mommy offers more of his abrasive characterisations and penetrating insights. This was one of two Dolan films which screened at MIFF in 2014, which shows his versatility and prodigious work rate. The film is Continue reading

TOM AT THE FARM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Xavier Dolan Stars: Xavier Dolan, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Lise Roy, Evelyn Brochu. At the age of just 25, young French Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan (I Killed My Mother, Lawrence Anyways, etc) is a precocious and formidable talent. A former child actor he has certainly made his mark as a director, having already won numerous accolades and awards, and he has become something of a darling for the international critics. His fourth film as a director is the drama Tom At The Farm, which screened at the Melbourne International Film Festival Continue reading